The Philippine National Police (PNP) filed criminal charges against the seven police officer of Angeles City who were involved in the abduction of the South Korean nationals last December 30 and extorted money from the families of the victims. The kidnap for ransom and robbery case was filed last Tuesday, January 31 at Angeles City Prosecutor Office.
According to the document released by the PNP this Wednesday, the 7 policemen forcefully abducted the 3 Korean tourists namely: Lee Ki Hun, Min Hoon Park, and Lee Jun Hyung inside their residence in Apo Street in Friendship Plaza Subdivision, in Angeles City, at around 6:30 pm, December 30.They were only released after giving P300,000 to the cops.
The 7 Angeles city cops were later identified as PO3 Roentgen Ibot Domingo, PO3 Jose Yumul, PO2 Richard King Reyes Agapito, PO2 Ruben Manuel Rodriguez III, PO2 Rommel Manicdao, PO1 Mark Joseph Salen Pineda, and PO1 Jayson Jingco Ibe. The suspects also allegedly took P10,000 from the victims’ wallets, but they initially denied accusations.
This Wednesday, PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa made a surprise visit to Angeles City police station. In front of their fellow officers and the media, he scolded the 7 cops involved in the said kidnapping case. Not satisfied, the tough-talking PNP chief also ordered them to do several minutes of agonizing push-ups, as initial punishment.
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“Legitimate bang mamera sa operation? Legitimate bang mambugbog? Ilang Koreano na ang ginanon ninyo? Pang-ilan nang Koreano ang biniktima ninyo… Pag may maglabas pang ibang Koreano na mag-complain sa inyo, put***-ina n’yo! Tingnan natin ang galing n’yo,” He screamed, after one of them said he thought that it was a legitimate police operation.
Incidentally, the place where the incident is the same subdivision where Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo was kidnapped on October 18, 2016. He was later known to have been murdered inside the PNP national headquarters in Camp Crame. The suspects were also members of the PNP., and are now facing criminal cases.